Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia


Universitas Gadjah Mada (abbreviated as UGM) is a state university located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949, Universitas Gadjah Mada is one of the oldest and largest institutions of higher education in the country. It has been credited as one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia comprising 18 faculties and 27 research centres. UGM offers 68 undergraduate, 23 diploma, 104 master programmes and 43 doctorate study programmes. The university has enrolled approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students and has 2,500 faculty members.

The post-graduate programme at UGM, particularly for the doctoral programme has been developed since 1950, while the magister programme has been developed since 1980 after the government established stratification of higher learning levels from undergraduate and postgraduate.

The UGM post-graduate school is proud to have over 259 Professors and 767 Doctors graduating from within the country or abroad from various disciplines to increase their capacities through education, teaching and research in S2 and S3 multidisciplinary programmes.

UGM also runs the Regional Centre of Expertise Yogyakarta (RCE Yogyakarta) on Education for Sustainable Development that has been acknowledged by the United Nations University (UNU-IAS) in Tokyo. RCE Yogyakarta has an extensive network that links UGM with local society, focusing on education for sustainability.